Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday 3/25 Make It & Take It

Here's a quick and easy card from the Make It & Take It in our store on Wednesday, March 25. Thanks to Charlene Driggs for suggesting that I show the completed project before the tutorial so you can see how the steps fit together. So here goes . . .

Jackie Schmidt (standing at right) was the instructor this time.

Here's what you'll need -- a 4 3/4" x 9 1/2" piece of cardstock, a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of cardstock, and a few random pieces that you can cut to size (you can pick the colors), a small flowered stamp, a VersaMark pad, adhesive, a ruler, a paper trimmer, and a decorative sticker (the ones we used came from Pop-Ups by Plane Class).

Take the 3 3/4" square piece of cardstock and stamp the flowered image on it randomly with VersaMark ink.

When the ink dries, fold the sheet in half lengthwise and lightly crease it (photo at left), then unfold the sheet and repeat the process the other direction. Then fold each of the corners into the middle and firmly crease (photo at right).

Fold each corner back so the corner goes past your last crease (use a ruler to measure so all folds are equal -- see the first photo at the top for a better image of the actual fold).

You'll end up with a "framed" square in the middle. Measure the dimensions of the square, and then use your paper cutter to cut a scrap that size, and another just a little smaller for layering. Glue those two pieces together, then glue them into the framed square.

Take a decorative sticker and put it on top of your layer.

Last, fold the 4 3/4" x 9 1/2" piece of cardstock in half and glue your decorative frame to the front. That's it!

Thanks to Robin Walker for being my hand model again this week (she also had the "honor" last Wednesday). Robin said her kids didn't believe her until she pointed out her ring in the pictures . . .


  1. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?


    Nancy Ward

  2. I love this! Can't wait to try it....and thanks for showing the finished project first. Inpires me to read "the rest of the story." :-)